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COVID-19 data and visuals published August 5, 2020

information gathered from the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Cook County Department of Public Health, and the Indiana State Department of Health

LANSING, Ill. (August 5, 2020) – The Lansing Journal partners with HiGeorge to gather and present COVID-19 data from a variety of sources each day.


The cumulative total of COVID-19 cases in Lansing is today at 569. The cumulative total of COVID-19 deaths remains at 11.


The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced 1,759 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths.

The chart above shows positivity rates for the current day as well as the overall positivity rate since March 16, when data began to be tracked. The fatality rate is the percentage of positive-testing people who died, on the current day and overall.

The formulas used to calculate positivity rates are:

  • Today’s rate = (Positive increase in cases for that day) / (test results increase for that day)
  • Overall rate = (Total number of cases since 3/16) / (total tests since 3/16)


The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 740 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and 12 Hoosiers died today from COVID-19.

To view Indiana’s COVID numbers by county, visit

Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.